This week, my mom brought Hildegard (Hildy) into my life so I wouldn’t “have to travel alone”. It took a couple days for a Hildy to tell me her name, and when I looked it up, I found that it means “battle maiden” or “fighter”. That seems appropriate.
She got a snuggle for good luck from my little guy.
She made me take my uncle’s advice to get sound-cancelling headphones.
She tucked in for the long flight between Seattle and Seoul.
But popped out to check out the view.